Trimble Readies Its Rugged Yuma 2 Tablet for Release

The 7-inch multi-touch device is a fully functional field computer suited for outdoor and service-oriented industries. By Admin

Trimble has introduced its Yuma 2 rugged tablet computer. It’s a mobile computing solution designed to provide full office capabilities in the field for such industries as construction, transportation, public safety, field service, utilities, insurance, and other outdoor or service-related verticals.

The Yuma 2 meets MIL-STD-810G military standards for drops, vibration, and humidity. With an IP65 rating, it is protected against dust and water. Four different configurations are available to provide the tablet that meets the right need at the right price. Options include a larger SSD and 3.75G GSM and CDMA cellular data capability, as well as three different color schemes.

The Trimble Yuma 2 tablet computer is expected to be available early in the fourth quarter of 2012.

“Ruggedness and connectivity in the field are vital for mobile workers," says Jim Sheldon, Trimble’s general manager of mobile computing solutions. “With new features and functionality, the Yuma 2 is an ideal solution that provides even more computing power to mobile professionals - more memory, computing speed, drive capacity, connectivity options, and better display readability.”

Features of the Yuma

The Yuma 2 offers a 7-inch capacitive multi-touch screen in a form factor that measures 6.3 inches by 9.6 inches and weighs less than three pounds.

Featuring new display technology for even clearer readability in direct sunlight, the Yuma 2 can be used by mobile workers in the brightest outdoor conditions. The 3.75G dual-mode cellular data capability enables connectivity anywhere GSM or CDMA cellular networks are available.

With a Microsoft Windows 7 Professional operating system, the Yuma 2 is a fully-functional field computer with a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom dual-core processor, 4 GB of DDR3 DRAM, a 64 GB solid state drive (SSD), and a dual battery with eight hours of typical run-time. Optional features include a 128 GB SSD, 3.75G cellular data connectivity and an Extended Battery Set that provides up to 16 hours of operation.

With the multi-touch capacitive touchscreen, users can type with fingers, stylus or capacitive gloves, and they can control the size of the keyboard on the display for ease-of-use. Controlled zoom can optimize the user experience with maps and detailed information.

The display supports use in landscape or portrait mode and is configurable to hold the orientation or to alter it in response to the accelerometer. The 5-megapixel camera provides video and photo capture with geo-tagging. The GPS receiver provides 2 to 4 meter accuracy, making it ideal for data collection in applications such as distributed asset management, work order management, fleet logistics and more.